Compact Flash

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Embattle

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What's an X ?

Lexar recently released their new 16x flash media, in that press release they clearly stated that an 'x' = 150 KB/sec. This means that the Lexar Pro 16x card should be capable of 2,400 KB/sec, and that the Pro 12x card (tested below) should be capable of 1,800 KB/sec. Unfortunately what they don't state is how they come to this figure, whether it is read or write speed and in what device the tests were performed. Until manufacturers come up with an independently verifiable standard test for transfer speed the only reference we have are our own tests (below).

As you'll see there's a big difference in performance depending on the device driving the card, don't buy a 12x card for your Nikon Coolpix 995 and expect to get 1,800 KB/sec, you won't.

It all depends on your device, it is sort of like sticking a USB2 device in a USB1 socket....you'll only get USB1 speeds ;)
 
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danger

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Dell Axim X5 Performance is the device.... hmm that's slightly confusing tbh... So is it worth going for big names? I mean crucial do the same card at 16x for the same price as the 24x one above... would there be any reason to go for one above the other?
 
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Embattle

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Not really, tbh if they cost the same I would still go for the 24x one because you can carry it over to future devices.
 

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